Video: The greatest arrest ever?

posted at 6:35 pm on March 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, via NBC, this one’s burning up Twitter and will be mega-viral by tomorrow so get in on the ground floor now. Apparently there does exist a rare twilight state of drunkenness in which you’re bombed enough to get arrested yet not so bombed that you can’t perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety. The most magical moment: At 1:30 when he re-creates the tinkling piano and then launches into an impassioned “mamaaaaaaaaaa.” You’re going to be famous, kid. For something you don’t even remember doing.

Exit question: How did this not end up as a taser video? Good lord. By the time he got to “Bismillah,” I needed a drink myself.


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And I’m wondering where can you go and get arrested and put in the car without handcuffs? I’ve been arrested three times and they always cuffed me before they hauled me away.

Walter Sobchak on March 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Well, a drunk who can remember the words of BR is not much of a threat, I suppose. Or, maybe you had a worse voice.

TXUS on March 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

“Only the dead, have seen the end of Karaoke.”

Plato

(Actually, George Santayana)

hawkdriver on March 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You know, as bad as the guy’s drunken voice is, he sounded better to me than Steven Tyler doing the National Anthem, where was it, at the AFC or NFC Championship Game this year?

TXUS on March 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

And I’m wondering where can you go and get arrested and put in the car without handcuffs? I’ve been arrested three times and they always cuffed me before they hauled me away.

Walter Sobchak on March 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Ladies man.

Key West Reader on March 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

He did not get tased by the Police officer because Im sure the Officer was laughing he/she butt off like I did, and could not wait to tell and show fellow officers.

boogaleesnots on March 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

“You wang?” – Barney Frank

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

.
I don’t care who you are, that right there is funny! Still laughing!

ExpressoBold on March 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Americans might think that Obama is the Queen, but he snot

Bohemian Rhapsody!

Key West Reader on March 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

A sad end to the Gingrich campaign.

antisense on March 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

BTW, Freddie’s real name was Farouk. He was East Indian. Quite the talent.

Key West Reader on March 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

His mama must be SO proud!

sandspur on March 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Born in Zanzibar. Zanzibar.

antisense on March 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Bismillah? there’s a word I never needed to know in a song I never could stand. But the William Shatner version was pretty funny.

DanMan on March 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

What? Wait. No.

All these years I thought they were saying Mitch Miller.

hawkdriver on March 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Either this is the most awesome thing EVAH or I really want to use a taser on him. Can’t decide!

Maybe both! Win-win!!!

Yakko77 on March 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

So this must have occurred in Canada since he sings at the very end about the RCMP.

mydh12 on March 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

“If i had an uncle that is what he would look like.” Barack Obama

RickinNH on March 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I’d had Bohemian Rhapsody stuck in my head the past couple days and had finally gotten it out. Or so I thought. Sigh.

Yossarian on March 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Born in Zanzibar. Zanzibar.

antisense on March 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Of Iranian Zoroastrian parents. According to VH1′s Behind The Music, anyway.

Two thoughts occur to me:

The cop should have tased him just to save his/her own ears.

If I were crazy enough to sing Bohemian Rhapsody, I’d be a wise guy and substitute Copernicus for one of the Galileos.

Bigfoot on March 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

And I’m wondering where can you go and get arrested and put in the car without handcuffs? I’ve been arrested three times and they always cuffed me before they hauled me away.

Walter Sobchak on March 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

His final words were a shot at the RCMP – That’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police so I guess your answer is Canada.

leftophobe on March 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Awesome – never had that happen before. I sometimes put on classical music with the wacko or intox. ones on the way in just to see what they do. :)

Anyhow, my first question was – why is he not cuffed?

RedNewEnglander on March 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

She still loves us and we’re still excited.

hawkdriver on March 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

; ) The gilled one scolded you. Lol!. Nice reply to her on that thread.

Bmore on March 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Bmore on March 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Oh, and OT.

Bmore on March 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I like that they let him finish. Too funny!

sMack on March 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Once upon a time many moons ago I was arrested in Florida for a DUI. I was so pissed when I realized what was happening I kicked the cage behind the cop’s head, breaking off the cage and sending it into the back of the cops head.

Before that I was pretty jovial. A drunk driver can turn on a dime emotionally, but can’t manage to turn a car around a corner to save his life, literally.

I no longer drink and drive. Ever. I learned. I’d add that the penalty for doing so should be made stiffer yet, 6 months mandatory county time at minimum, with a $5,000 fine to help pay for the catastrophic care people that are victims of this behavior endure.

This freaking pinhead is not endearing. I think of this every single time I look at my quadriplegic son as the result of a stoned driver and remember my own follies. The destruction I could have caused…..terrible, unforgivable.

I only wish I could give the name of the M.F. bitch that ran my son down and left him for dead at the scene. He laid with a broken neck, legs, collar bone, and many ribs in 34 degree weather all night long and barely lived. I want so badly to give her name as an example of complete stupidity and irresponsibility…but HotAir wouldn’t want that heat I think. I want this bitch to suffer as my son has to suffer every single goddamned day.

I hate her as much as I hate liberal progressive socialist pigs.

Yes, I am bitter.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Yes, I am bitter.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I’m sorry to hear of your situation. I know it’s not much but it’s heart felt. In light of what you have been through I am sure it’s hard to see humor in this situation. GOD Bless you!

tinkerthinker on March 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

FAKE

renowebb on March 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM

tinkerthinker on March 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Thanks Tinker, I know there’s humor in the video there, but for me it’s a little hard to laugh when so many suffer because of things like this. I don’t begrudge others a chuckle though as long as they see the seriousness of it all and do not follow suit.

Thank you VERY much for the blessings, I really do appreciate it and am genuinely thankful not only for the well wishes and blessings, but I’m also thankful that my son did survive and I am his care giver.

/hat tip to the creator!

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

/hat tip to the creator!

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Your welcome! :o)

tinkerthinker on March 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

My collie says:

More cowbell.

CyberCipher on March 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Its from Canada.

“Nothing really matters….even the RCMP”

He got it word for word, too.

BobMbx on March 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Guy got drunk but seems harmless. My favorite part was after singing when he just sat there with his glasses back on. And then his, “violence is the least of my priorities” or whatever, made me want to pet him on the head for being a relatively benign hippie.

Esthier on March 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Yes, I am bitter.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

You are also human. Its okay to be pissed.

BobMbx on March 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Solicitor General Verilli should have tried this.

Gwynplaine on March 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I’m so sorry you’ve had to experience that. It’s not clear to me that the man in the video was caught driving, but your reaction is understandable regardless. That said, I hope you some day find some sort of resolution in this.

I’ve never driven drunk, but that’s in part because I have probably (since I was also drinking, I wasn’t the best judge) relied on others to do that for me, so it’s hard for me to judge in that area even though I agree that the damage they do can be incredible.

Esthier on March 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

FWIW, “A Night At The Opera” was/is my favorite Queen album. : )

News To The World” was my biggest disappointment. : (

listens2glenn on March 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

This
 is still my favorite version
Grunt on March 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Hayseeds, eh? That was really cool.

Boehner?
KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM
Funny thing Kenny, watching the clip I thought of you. the difference is most of the time that guy might be a hoot to hang with.
Have you ever considered a Russian bride who doesn’t speak English? That way you don’t have to worry about witty conversation on your end.
arnold ziffel on March 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I was thinking of talking baby’s from straddle, where Kenny is speed-dating in the nursery . But yours is infinitely funnier. Bravo.

AH_C on March 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Back in the day before I got sober I spent a good amount of time in the back of squad cars. That coulda been me! Good thing they ddn’t have cameras then.

xrayiiis on March 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Arrrgh. Stupid android.

was thinking of talking baby’s from straddle, where Kenny is speed-dating in the nursery . But yours is infinitely funnier. Bravo.
AH_C on March 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Should be “talking babys from etrade, where Kenny is speed-dating….”

AH_C on March 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Tell the truth. That’s Allahpundit, isn’t it?

Shump on March 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Only the dead, have seen the end of Karaoke.”

Plato

(Actually, George Santayana)

hawkdriver on March 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

.
I’m stealing that. : )

listens2glenn on March 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

FAKE

renowebb on March 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Ditto. I don’t think the police transport anyone, anyone without cuffing them first. Looks like a Reno 911! segment.

rogaineguy on March 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Found the long original video, may help explain why he’s not in cuffs. Very small town (3,000 people) and the cop calls the guy by first name. I think the cops know him and he knows the cops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejh9kmhP1w8&feature=related

AngusMc on March 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Now we know how YYZ spent his weekend.

andycanuck on March 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Good thing he was just drunk and hadn’t just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled the trigger etc., or that would have amounted to a taped confession.

factsonlypls on March 30, 2012 at 12:43 AM

“Physical violence is the least of my priorities”

Well played, my friend, well played.

Opposite Day on March 30, 2012 at 1:50 AM

I’d blame it all on the Canadian content law.

nimrod on March 30, 2012 at 5:16 AM

hawkdriver on March 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

.
I’m stealing that. : )

listens2glenn on March 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You can’t steal from folks who don’t remember whether they were the first one to say it in the first place.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 7:29 AM

arnold ziffel on March 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I was thinking of talking baby’s from straddle, where Kenny is speed-dating in the nursery . But yours is infinitely funnier. Bravo.

AH_C on March 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Can he hire the popular girls from middle school to just follow him around?

Ken’s Posse?

Because come on. He gets off on his betters berating him.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Speaking of arrests, or rather, an arrest that the media desperately want:
Media outlets are photoshopping Zimmerman to make his skin lighter, to make him look less Hispanic & more Caucasian:

http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/2012/03/are-media-outlets-using-deliberately.html

This is just as despicable as them using old photos of Trayvon to make him more innocent-looking.

itsnotaboutme on March 30, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Check out this idiot drunk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6886tFjz98

I heard that God came to him soon after and told him to lay off the bottle.

Amen.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

From the moment he lectured the cop on the “brotherhood of man,” I was hoping he would break into a rousing chorus of “There is a Brotherhood of Man” from How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying.

That would have been epic.

KrebsCyclist on March 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Ken, the entire world bows to the genius of your comedic timing. Do you think your posse of the popular middle school girls would think it funny too?

eww, seriously, gross

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Famous drunk Pols from history. Is this really how they got the votes from the Democrats.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Lighten up, Jim! Hey, the first of the month is right around the corner!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

We folks in NC have known about Bob Etheridge’s drinking for a long time. Violent too.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Lighten up, Jim! Hey, the first of the month is right around the corner!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Is that when you get your public assistance check and you and your parents head out to the reservation to gamble?

Do not take those popular middle school girls there.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Says the guy who’s been leaning on the gubmint his whole adult life.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Says the guy who’s been leaning on the gubmint his whole adult life.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

How do you figure? I’ve never been on public assistance. I was an NCO and Officer in the US Army. I do have a federal pension for that service, but I’ve never been on public assistance or taken food stamps. What in the heck could you mean?

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM

While you’re thinking Ken. Another drunk signing in public!

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM

If anybody else reads in on this thread, does it sound like Ken in CT is trying to equate his fellow Americans receiving a federal pension for military careers with people receiving welfare?

That sounds odd to me.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

If anybody else reads in on this thread, does it sound like Ken in CT is trying to equate his fellow Americans receiving a federal pension for military careers with people receiving welfare?

That sounds odd to me.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Enjoy all of your free time, Jim!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Enjoy all of your free time, Jim!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Free time? I start a new contract next week Kenny. I tried to get as much time off because of the tax burden two paychecks has elicited (to pay for your welfare check) but the guys need a pilot early. I guess I’ll have to figure out a different way to prevent my money being funneled to your vices and other liberals who are utterly utterly incapable of providing even their most basic needs and wants.

You never feel like you’re stealing?

Also, another Kennedy. Do the ladies get it from their husbands?

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Admit it, flying was never really work. Well, not work-work. ;)

GWB on March 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Admit it, flying was never really work. Well, not work-work. ;)

GWB on March 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Guilty. It’s no where near as hard as being a professional liberal troll pounding out insults from a loving mothers basement. Should I apologize to Ken?

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Admittedly, this dui driving case was the most heart breaking. I know it’s not alcohol, but the drugs ruined this Kennedy. One of the less vitriolic of the clan.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Ken, I’m guessing you ran out of nuts again?

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

This guy is under arrest and in the back of a patrol car – Why doesn’t he have handcuffs on?

heavenhelpus on March 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Guilty. It’s no where near as hard as being a professional liberal troll pounding out insults from a loving mothers basement. Should I apologize to Ken?

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

No need, Jim! I’m glad that the Great American Safety Net was able to help you out. What’s funny is that you think your silly little job was somehow more important/significant that that of others.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

On behalf of all my brothers under arms around the globe, and all my fellow veterans, I say to you: Go pound sand. Out.

GWB on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

No need, Jim! I’m glad that the Great American Safety Net was able to help you out. What’s funny is that you think your silly little job was somehow more important/significant that that of others.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Really Kenny? I put no great importance on what I do/did. It’s you that comes here belittling where folks live, what they do for a living and in their spare time. As if you’re God’s gift to American Society. It’s you that constantly belittle the US Military to comparison to a welfare program. Why can’t the liberal troll take what they try to dish out?

But for the record, you wouldn’t last two seconds in either of the two careers I’ve been in. You would quite literally spend all your extra cash on clean underwear.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Underwear that I will add, we as American Taxpayers would probably end up paying for because liberals are utterly, utterly incapable of providing even their most basic needs and wants without a handout from the US TAxpayer via a US Federal or State Program.

Clean underwear for spineless wusses is a right, evidently.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

On behalf of all my brothers under arms around the globe, and all my fellow veterans, I say to you: Go pound sand. Out.

GWB on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Salutes, my brother in arms.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

If anybody else reads in on this thread, does it sound like Ken in CT is trying to equate his fellow Americans receiving a federal pension for military careers with people receiving welfare?

That sounds odd to me.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

That is exactly what KeninCT was doing.

For those Democrats out there who think KeninCT is the exception among Democrats, you are clueless fools. KeninCT is typical, and you shouldn’t be voting for Democrats, ever. The Democrat Party went completely off the rails and into the hands of skidmarks who think like KeninCT way back during Vietnam.

fadetogray on March 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

But for the record, you wouldn’t last two seconds in either of the two careers I’ve been in. You would quite literally spend all your extra cash on clean underwear.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Who are you kidding, Jim? A GED and a dream is all you need!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Who are you kidding, Jim? A GED and a dream is all you need!

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Ken, more with the condescension of your betters? You’re actually right though, I didn’t have college when I came in the service. Hard to finish college by the time you’re 17. I did have a HS diploma, although there certainly isn’t anything wrong with going GED like you did. Finished my degree in 83 at night while serving as an NCO before I went to FLight School.

It is the dream though, no? To be able to pay for everything and make your own way in life without the help of the government.

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

fadetogray on March 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

That’s what I was thinking too. So, he’s a Richard Noggin? Right/

hawkdriver on March 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Yes, I am bitter.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM

My prayers to you and your son and your family.

You have every right to be bitter, but for your sake and your son’s sake (he needs you) please try to let go of the bitterness and hopefully in time to forgive the driver. My friend’s son while in college was killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street in broad daylight. I have a son as well and cannot imagine the pain and suffering you feel and are going through.

Bubba Redneck on March 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

No need, Jim! I’m glad that the Great American Safety Net was able to help you out. What’s funny is that you think your silly little job was somehow more important/significant that that of others.

KeninCT on March 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Um, he took a job, and signed a contract that had benefits as part of his compensation; so he gets those benefits, they’re comparable to wages not charity or a safety net.

It’s like my 401K, or any of the other benefits I get at my job. Oh wait, I think I see the problem.

If you’ve never had a job trying to differentiate a job with benefits and welfare could be complicated… is that the issue you have here?

gekkobear on March 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

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